After four years, it appears the U.S. construction market has bottomed out and is beginning the slow climb out of recession. For many large U.S. design firms, this development is cause for both relief and celebration. But for other design firms, particularly in the public infrastructure markets, uncertainty about the future remains a constant.The signs of the recession's end can be seen in ENR's Top 500 Design Firms list. The Top 500, taken as
Canada’s SNC-Lavalin has taken pains to repair its scandal-tainted brand as it pushes market growth and global expansion. In a cost-cutting move, the engineer-constructor giant soon will sell its much-photographed corporate headquarters property.